Togetherness in the Wake of Tragedy

A personal story on the lasting impacts of 9/11

Togetherness in the Wake of Tragedy

NC State University student and Activate Good intern, Shawn Fredericks, recalls the events of September 11 and reflects on the power of coming together to serve years later. During the tragic event that was 9/11, I was six years old living with my parents in Brooklyn, New York. I remember that day like it was …

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Volunteer ‘Elves’ Transform InterAct for Holiday Bazaar

The weather outside was indeed frightful, but the atmosphere inside of InterAct of Wake County was buzzing with warmth as nearly 100 volunteers poured in, many bearing unwrapped gifts, food and decorations for the ‘Elf Party’.  The Elf Party is a special event, hosted by and for InterAct in preparation for their annual Holiday Bazaar. …

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TRiO Day highlights volunteerism as part of path to higher education

In addition to making an impact on the community, volunteering is increasingly recognized as a mechanism to boost access to leadership and education opportunities for youth. That’s one message of TRiO Day, a “national day of celebration, reflection, and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students.” In Raleigh, NC State University is leading …

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Join us at our 2013 MLK Sunday Supper

  Activate Good invites you to join us for Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Sunday Supper on Sunday, January 20 from 5:30-7:30pm at The Hive of Busy Bee Cafe! RSVP Here. About the Sunday Supper Sunday Suppers will be taking place all across the nation on Sunday, January 20 as part of an initiative by the HandsOn Network / Points of Light Foundation. During …

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Seeking Nonprofit Discussion Facilitators for 2013 MLK Sunday Supper

We’re gearing up for our third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Supper on Sunday, January 20, 2013! At this time we’re recruiting representatives of our nonprofit partners to join us for dinner to present to community members about their organization, and facilitate dinner discussions on the issues and causes they champion in the community. …

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Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge!

Activate Good kicked off the holiday season this year by showcasing volunteerism during the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge! During the Challenge, which runs from December 7 through December 20, over 60 charities from around the Triangle display trees with decorations inspired by their organization’s mission to garner votes for the chance to win a cash …

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WYWLA Students pitch projects at Service Project Fair

  Join Activate Good at the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy Service Project Fair on Friday, November 16 at 9:00 AM at Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, located on the Governor Morehead School campus in Raleigh (Lineberry Hall). [See campus map] Students from Activate Good’s Community Leadership & Service class at WYWLA will present their service …

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Join us for Sunday Supper

Activate Good cordially invites you to honor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with us by attending our 2nd annual Sunday Supper at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 15 at Joel Lane’s Public House in downtown Raleigh! You’ll share a meal with community members, volunteers, and participating nonprofits to discuss issues in our community and how …

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